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Studies

Henkens (1997): study NL 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Henkens, K.
Title:
Inactiviteit en Sociaal Isolement, Gezondheid en Welbevinden: Mannelijke Werkelozen, Arbeidsongeschikten, Werkenden en Vutters Vergeleken. (Inactivity and Social Isolation, Health and Well-Being: Employed and Unemployed Compared).
Source:
NIDI Working Paper, 1997/2, The Hague, Netherlands

Investigation

Public
55-64 aged men, The Netherlands, 1992
Sample
Probability area sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
61,7
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Talking all together, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life in general?
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  about as dissatisfied as satisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
algemeen welbevinden (generalwell-being)
Remarks:
Data taken from file LSNa074 Steinmetz archive
Page in publication:
6

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding labour market position Current employment status
Unfit for work
Unemployed involuntary
Early retirement
Employed
Education Level of school-education age Age difference among elderly having a partner Married state (compared to non-married states)